The CTI Symposium is part of Automotive Week 2018

The CTI Symposium is part of Automotive Week USA 2018

The automotive industry currently has a wide range of challenges to master. With electrification, automation and digitalization all increasing the technical complexity of automobiles, it’s becoming more and more important for the various research fields involved to mesh.

More complex on every level

As drives become more electrified, automotive transmissions are increasingly joining a networked system that extends out beyond the drive and vehicle. Meanwhile, growing electrification places even higher demands on E/E systems. Hence, one of the most important topics across all research fields is how to ensure functional safety in automobiles. The ISO 26262 safety lifecycle affects all stages of vehicle development, and poses big planning and development challenges for carmakers who need to integrate electronic components successively in ever-shorter time frames.

Autonomous driving will have an additional effect on drive development work. Already, satnav systems enable drivers to choose either the fastest, or the most economical route. Data about the nature of the planned route plays a key role in those decisions. Autonomous automobiles that can access that data, as well as traffic information, will play a significant role in optimizing energy management in electrified drive trains.

Connected automobiles, connected research fields

As development work diversifies, the interfaces between various research fields are expanding too. In response, this year’s CTI Symposium USA – which grew again last year with 660 participants – will mesh drive development with two other key topics: autonomous driving and cyber security. As part of the Automotive Week USA (14 – 17 May 2018, Novi, Michigan), it will team up with the CTI conference ’ISO 26262’ and the ’CTI Autonomous Driving Summit’ to provide comprehensive insights into the latest drive and automobile development trends.

CTI Automotive Week USA – one week, six conferences, more than 1,000 participants

  • CTI Symposium – Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives, 14 – 17 May 2018,  (Novi)
  • CTI Conference ISO 26262 – 2nd Edition Autonomous Driving & Cyber Security, 15 – 17 May 2018, (Novi)
  • CTI Autonomous Driving Summit, 16 – 17 May 2018, (Novi)
  • CTI Conference Automotive Diagnostics, 16 – 17 May 2018, (Novi)
  • CTI Conference Automotive Glazing, 14 – 15 May 2018, (Rochester)
  • Agile Automotive, 15 May 2018, (Novi)


CTI Symposium USA is part of the CTI AUTOMOTIVE WEEK.

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